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on December 8 at
A Norwegian court ruled that stripping is an art form (half acting, half dancing) and should be free of value-added tax.
PLUS it’s the home of this 12th-century rocket ship (AKA stave church):
I love you, Norway.
As if lutefisk wasn’t already enough. Damn.
Does that mean lap dances are free the first Thursday of every month?
But how many artists treat their craft as their primary income? And how much expression is really inherent in stripping? What is the message involved in stipping? That female bodies are for sale? I used to be a stripper, and I loved the experience, but I'm not sure stripping is really art. Even if paint weren't commissioned, it would still end up on a canvas. If words weren’t paid per unit, people would still write. If stripping weren't an economically fuled activity, I’m not sure quite as many dudes would receive lap dances, you know, just out of a ladies’ need to articulate her sexual self. If stripping were treated as a legitimate job, with legitimate regulations and worker protections, now that might be something.
I didn't mean to post twice, but I recived this:
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After my first attempt. Too long? Now I feel sheepish....
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